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Jane Hissey

Jane Hissey creates cuddly lessons in imagination and acceptance

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A book by Jane Hissey is like a favorite stuffed animal, a well-worn security blanket, a tattered box of mismatched crayons and colored pencils. In other words: comfortable, reassuring, bursting with color and creativity—and essential to any child’s room. If you have a young child, odds are you have a Jane Hissey book in your collection and may not even know it. Why is that? Because her books have such a timeless look and feel that transcends the personality of the author—as if they’d always been there, existing alongside the fairy tales and lullabies. Beginning with Old Bear (her most well-known) and the 20 or so other children’s books that followed, Jane Hissey’s illustrations bring to life all the soft…

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